Report on Authoritative Sources in Computer Science

Report on Authoritative Sources in Computer Science The report on authoritative sources as herein presented is written based on a focusing on adoption of tablets and smart school websites technology as a mechanism of increasing technological inclusivity, especially in developing nations.
The objective of the thesis is to find out how well the tablets and smart websites technology can be employed in raising the quality of education in developing nations in Africa considering the many hardships the are faces including wars and lack of basic facilities such as access to power.
The backbone of the thesis is the realization that the technology can be used to ensure that students continue accessing educational materials even when their schools are interfered with by common problems such as wars.
For the computing fraternity, the aim would be to ensure that the tablets being used under the mentioned use are strong enough to withstand the difficult environment in their intended regions of use.
Notably, the matter has been under consideration in the field of computer science. In this report, therefore, the main objective is to look for and report on the most authoritative resources for a person seeking a better understanding of the thesis at hand.
The criteria for the determination of the most authoritative resources may vary from person to person, but the ground rule is that all the resources must be authoritative. In light of this, the resources herein mentioned and presented are all academic resources whose readership traverses all geographical and political boundaries across the world.
The resources also receive proposals from all parts of the world; hence, ensuring a worldview of the development of various disciplined under computer science. Scholarly Journal In computer science studies, the Journal of Computer Information Systems is by far the most authoritative journal.
The journal covers various topical issues in computer information systems architecture, hardware architecture, and even theoretical application of computer science knowledge (CSUS Library, 2016). Computing professional and engineers recognize the journal globally with the major force behind the journal being the International Association of Computer Information Systems.
It is an online journal with the online publisher and chief editor being Taylor & Francis Publishers. Taylor & Francis Publishers are recognized globally with various online and hardcopy educational materials, and their endorsement of the Journal of Computer Information Systems ensures that it gets recognized as the most authoritative journal globally.
The journal has been in existence since 1960 when it was known as Data Processor for Better Business Education before renaming to The Journal of Data Education in 1968. The Journal of Computer Information Systems as it is currently known resulted from the renaming which took place in 1985.
The journal publishes four issues annual with the 2016 issues already in circulation. From this journal, the leading article is the Tablet Adoption with Smart School Website Technology article authored by Reychav, Warkentin & Ndicu (2016) all of whom are highly regarded computer science and education professionals with various accolades in the field. They are respected voices, and each of them has several self-sponsored as well as organization commissioned research studies focusing on various disciplined in computer science. Their contribution to the field of computer science has been considerably enormous, and they are among the most cited authors in the field (Dean, Taylor, Francis, Lisboa, Appleton & Jones, 2016).
Trade Publication The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s most reputable trade publication in the advancement of technology for humanity. The IEEE runs various publications, conference events, education, and standard setting practices.
It brings together the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology to the benefit of humanity (IEEE, 2016). The trade publication has stamped its position in the world with membership across all borders.
The organization runs like a normal business organizations, and it is at times easy to dismiss it for the common business enterprise. However, looking at its official website, its various publications on various computer science topical issues, and the up-to-date nature of all information that the trade publication offers, one can realize why this organization ranks at the top of the world when it comes to computing and computer science.
In fact, it would be prudent to indicate that information about all game-changing technologies can be found from the various IEEE publications (Broadmeadow, Mishra & Ledwich, 2013). The leading article from the IEEE trade publication and looking into the thesis introduced herein is the article Teaching with Tablets published in The Institute by Ania Monaco.
The Institute is an online publication by IEEE and Ania Monaco is an editor and a member of IEEE, who gave the account of an IEEE student member who explored the use of tablets in teaching student in India.
The article provides important insights into how the tablets combined with relevant software can be employed in education and be used to improve the livelihood of students in developing nations. The author of this article has had a lot of experience working with IEEE and considering the wealth of experience, it would be prudent to conclude that the resource is credible (Monaco, 2013).
Organization The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a globally recognized institution not only in innovation but also in setting the pace for technological developments globally. Globally, the MIT as an organization runs various programs, especially social programs that underscore its importance as an organization in technology.
To give just a few examples, MIT sponsors social, educational programs in many parts of the world and currently running is a program seeking to introduce tablets as education tools in Africa’s largest slum called Kibera in Kenya.
At the moment, there are already personnel from MIT organization alongside other institutions working an educational program that seeks to ensure that appropriate content is available for students living in the slum and
ensuring that they are given the opportunity to develop themselves (Perna, Ruby, Boruch, Wang, Scull, Ahmad & Evans, 2014).
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ensuring that they are given the opportunity to develop themselves (Perna, Ruby, Boruch, Wang, Scull, Ahmad & Evans, 2014).
It ought to be noted that the MIT was the pioneer organization for the use of MOOCS and through the same zeal, the organization is looking into how there can be the creation of high returns in teaching children literacy through tablets (MIT, 2016).
In one of the leading articles published by the organization, Larry Hardesty in April 2016 reported that the benefits of tablets deployment to schools in Africa proved to have major benefits. These included the acquisition of important computing skills to the students, reducing the cost of education, and enabling the students to follow up on all sessions without missing no matter their location and so long as they can connect to the broadband internet, when away from school. Considering the milestones achieved by the countries where the programs were tested concerning technology, the practicality, and applicability of the technology in education cannot be disputed. This informs the decision by some United States citizens to increasingly invest in educating the African child especially those living in hard slum conditions. The application of the technology can receive global acceptance especially in schools located in developing nations including India (Hardesty, 2016).
Considering the global recognition of MIT, the technologically well-informed leaders in the organization, and business leadership of the organization in technology, one of the most notable thing is the fact that by all means, the MIT stands out as a major resource for anyone looking into various disciplines under MIT (MIT, 2016).
In concluding this report, it is important to note some of the most important features making the sources herein identified the most authoritative sources in the field. The first factor is that renowned pace setters in the field of technology publish them all. All the organizations in our reference in one way or another have been at the helm of leadership when it comes to the introduction of revolutionary discourses in computer science and technology in general (Rossing, Miller, Cecil & Stamper, 2012). They bring together professionals who have been in the field for long, they are also peer reviewed, and this indicates their importance in contributing to the field of computer science. Most importantly, the publications, journals, and reports as herein referenced to ensure that the information published is well-researched, uses proper citations, and ensures that all the respondents meet the minimum credentialing criteria for any academic resource.

Author: Barry Holmes